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post #31 of 42
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He went for the checkup today. Everything looks good and is healing as it should. But one thing made me mad... after the $324 visit on Monday, she charged me $65 today. Anywhere I've gone in the past has included post-procedure checkups in the initial fee. Blah. She wants to see him again on Tuesday, but I'm not going if it costs money again. With a husband out of work and me only able to work part time while I'm in school, we just don't have the money!

To top things off, my husband got in a car accident today. Nobody was hurt, but we have to save up for the deductible to pay for the repairs now.... It's been a bad few months!
post #32 of 42
I think I'd try the self stick bandage to wrap it around. You may wind up having to do a sling around the neck or right behind the shoulders.

I'd call the vet clinic on the extra charge and see if you can get it back.
post #33 of 42
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Actually, we got some bitter apple to spray on it instead of the collar. It seems to be working. He would chew off even the self-sticky gauze and tape.

He's not limping nearly so much, which is good... because he's almost out of pain meds!
post #34 of 42
Was gonna suggest the Bitter Apple.
post #35 of 42
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Great minds think alike!
post #36 of 42
Your husband got into a car accident?
When it rains it pours.
Recently my vet started charging $25 for follow-up visits.
Our kitties can get really expensive fast.
I am so glad that Tobie is doing better.
post #37 of 42
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He went for the checkup today. Everything looks good and is healing as it should. But one thing made me mad... after the $324 visit on Monday, she charged me $65 today. Anywhere I've gone in the past has included post-procedure checkups in the initial fee. Blah. She wants to see him again on Tuesday, but I'm not going if it costs money again. With a husband out of work and me only able to work part time while I'm in school, we just don't have the money!

To top things off, my husband got in a car accident today. Nobody was hurt, but we have to save up for the deductible to pay for the repairs now.... It's been a bad few months!

OUCH!!!!! That has to hurt.... I know when Precious jumped on the woodstove I considered taking her to the vet but we'd just paid $200 to the vet for Black Beard and well we just didn't have the cash. Although, if her pads had looked like they were getting infected or were not healing properly then we would have found the money. Hoping Tobie heals fast
post #38 of 42
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I took him in thinking we had already gotten our tax refund... but found out we hadn't yet and I had to beg for money from my mom and mother in law for the treatment. Honestly, I think he would have been fine on his own, minus the pain meds... for that I am at least grateful. But I feel I've been gouged. I really respect and like this vet, and I understand they need to keep a business running. I know for a fact that the meds he got only cost less than $10, but I got charged $40 for one milliliter of a generic, common medicine (a very old opiate). In human pharmacies, we don't even mark up that much on generics!!!

Otherwise, he's doing well. His bandage has stayed on two whole days now and is due for a change tomorrow morning. He sleeps a lot due to the meds, but he's doing well. After this last change, I probably won't do any more. Once the healing starts, it's best to leave the wounds open to air.

I would have pics of his cute purple paw... but the camera is in the car my husband wrecked at the repair shop.
post #39 of 42
Well its good to hear that he's on the mend. I'm a horrible kittie mommie as I didn't get her pain meds. She slept lots and cuddled lots. I felt really bad for her when she was limping but that only lasted a few days. I check her pads regularly and they seem to be healing nicely. She won't be doing that again :-(
post #40 of 42
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Don't feel bad. I'm sure he forgives you. And it sounds like his injuries weren't as bad, so maybe his pain wasn't as bad either.

Tobie definitely learned his lesson. He won't go near the stove now!!!
post #41 of 42
I hope Tobie's paw heals quickly!
post #42 of 42
First of all, I am so sorry for his burn and am sending speedy healing vibes his way. This is the one thing that I continue to worry about happening. We have one of those flat cooktops that stay hot long, long after the plate quits blowing. Yes, there is a small light to inform (who, a cat?) that there is a burner on. Makes me just want to microwave everything and not worry about it. I suppose there are horror stories about those too. Get well, Tobie!
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